C u r r i c u l u m V i t a e

Born in 1979 in New Jersey, studies between 1996-1999 with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Between 1999 and 2002, works for several companies- including Tanz Theater Darmstadt in Germany and Susan Marshall in New York. Since 2001, original choreographies, commissions, and collaborations with choreographers, artists, and dancers. Dance teaching experience at University of California Davis and Riverside- Departments of Theater and Dance, TBA (Time Based Art) Festival at PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art), and California Institute of Art. 

Choreographies and Choreographic Collaborations (selection)

2020 “Moving Backwards” JOAN Los Angeles, live choreography/performance in Boudry/Lorenz’s “Moving Backwards” exhibition
2019 “Moving Backwards” 58th Venice Biennale, Venice Italy (choreography in film “Moving Backwards” by directors Boudry/Lorenz, together with Julie Cunningham, Werner Hirsch, Latifa Laâbissi, and Nach)

2017 “Traced” SF MoMA, live choreography/performance in Andrea Geyer’s exhibition, together with Julie Tolentino and Oscar Tidd
2016 “Truly Spun Never” Installation Parque Galleria, City of Mexico (choreography in film “Truly Spun Never” by director Andrea Geyer, together with Jess Barbagallo, Natalie Cloarec, Patricia Hoffbaur, devon emory, Lily Gold, and Omagbitse Omagbeni)

2016 “Mountain. Fire. Holding Still.” live choreography/performance in taisha paggett’s “Mountain. Fire. Holding Still.” Installation at The Getty Villa, Los Angeles, together with Yann Novak.

2015 “We Love Our Parents, We Fear Snakes” live choreography/performance in exhibition directed by Johanna Breiding, together with Yann Novak, Pasadena Armory, Pasadena

2010“Doing Ice Bergs” The Wolf, Los Angeles (among others) live choreography/performance of score together with Simone Forti and Tashi Wada

2009 “Systems of Us” New Original Works Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles

2008 “Captain” Choreography by MJR, The Wooden Door Guest Artist Commission, Los Angeles

2008 “A Re-Invention of 18 Happenings in 6 Parts” live choreography/performance in Steve Roden’s performance at LACE, (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in MOCA’s “Allan Kaprow: Art As Life” exhibition together with Simone Forti and Michael Ned Holte

2001 “Wintering” Choreography by MJR, Danspace Project NY-Food for Thought (curated by Marya Wethers)

Articles

2016 “Reflections on Performance as Vigil” The Getty Iris.
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